Department of Architecture Undergraduate Programs

A Culture of Collaboration

The Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture & Environment champions a constructive, collaborative work environment with an emphasis on honesty of thought and expression and the stimulation of a spirit of cooperation. We strive to create inclusive learning opportunities where Architecture students and faculty can share a rich and diverse mix of perspectives, backgrounds, abilities, interests and intentions. We encourage intellectual inquiry as the basis for design exploration and seek design excellence without dictating a specific design aesthetic or ideology.

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two students collaborate

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and a minor in architecture. The bachelor of architecture (BArch) includes professional curriculum and general education requirements.

Undergraduate students in architecture can choose to minor in a program within the College of Design such as architecture, interior architecture, art history, art, historic preservation, landscape architecture, and planning, public policy and management or pursue a minor in one of the many other programs offered at the UO including business, international studies, music, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, dance, theater, ethnic studies, environmental studies, and more.

Courses Open to Nonmajors

We invite you to explore your interest in architecture. Try:

  • ARCH 201. Introduction to Architecture. Offers a structure of principles for making places for people. Examines places, design procedures, and the use of architectural principles in general.

Let Us Show You Around

We have tours throughout most of the year.


Our Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).